Korean philanthropists build houses for the impoverished

South Korean philanthropists have constructed over 260 houses for residents in the Banteay Srei district of Siem Reap province. Working through the Cambofriend organisation, their efforts aimed to enhance local livelihoods while strengthening the friendship between the two nations. ... ...

Chea Sokny

Korean first lady paves way for ill boy’s surgery

A 14-year-old boy with congenital heart disease who was lucky enough to meet with South Korean first lady Kim Keon-hee may get the chance of a lifetime and receive surgery and treatment at Asan Medical Center in Seoul, South Korea. After seeing his plight, many ...

Long Kimmarita

South Korea to train local educators

The Education Ministry plans to cooperate with the Ministry of Education of South Korea to help train teachers in Cambodia, specifically in new teaching techniques and on the subjects of science and mathematics. ... ...

Mom Kunthear

Migrants warned of MERS risks

In the wake of 35 documented cases – including two deaths – of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in South Korea, Cambodian Ministry of Health officials are warning Cambodian migrant workers there about the risk. ...

Chhay Channyda

Hun Sen returns from South Korea trip

Prime Minister Hun Sen returned from South Korea on Monday having struck a series of deals with Seoul, including an agreement to explore the creation of a South Korean-funded agricultural university in Cambodia, according to one of Mr. Hun Sen’s advisers. Speaking to reporters at Phnom ...

Hul Reaksmey

Cambodia says PM's visit to South Korea to further enhance ties

Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Hor Namhong said Monday that the upcoming visit by Prime Minister Hun Sen to South Korea will broaden relations and cooperation between the two countries. ... ...

Global Post News Staff

Cambodian PM to visit S. Korea next week

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen plans to visit Seoul next week for talks with South Korean President Park Geun-hye on furthering their economic partnership, Park's office said Friday. The two leaders are set to hold talks on Saturday on how to boost bilateral cooperation in such ...

The Korea Herald News Staff

Protest still on: youth leader

Ignoring objections and even vague threats made by the Foreign Affairs Ministry, Cambodian activists in South Korea plan to stage a protest on Sunday ahead of a five-day summit Prime Minister Hun Sen is scheduled to attend on December 10. Around 1,500 opposition supporters intend to ...

Laignee Barron

S Korea asked to better conditions for workers

Cambodia made a rare show of defending its migrant workforce in South Korea on Friday, calling attention to a labour scheme that has come under fire for perpetuating exploitation and abuse. During meetings with the outgoing South Korean ambassador, president of the National Assembly Heng Samrin ...

Laignee Barron

Cambodia imports vehicles worth 554 mln USD in 9 months

Cambodia spent 554 million U.S. dollars to purchase automobiles and motorcycles from foreign countries in the first nine months of this year, up 85 percent from 299 million U.S. dollars a year earlier, according to the Commerce Ministry Friday. ... ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Lure of South Korea is strong

Cambodian migrant worker hopefuls have heard murmurs about the poor work conditions in South Korea. However, they remain unfazed – even the recent reports of long hours and abusive employers are doing little to deter their quest to secure better wages abroad. ... ...

Laignee Barron and Pech Sotheary

S Korean farming industry slammed

Long considered the friendlier and less exploitative option for overseas Cambodian migrants, South Korea is now being slammed by Amnesty International for a number of abuses afflicting its migrant-dominated agriculture sector. The 20,000 foreign workers fuelling South Korea’s farming industry regularly encounter intimidation, violence, excessive working ...

Laignee Barron

New airline begins domestic flights in Cambodia

Apsara International Air, jointly owned by Chinese and Cambodian investors, on Wednesday started to operate daily domestic flights from the Cambodian capital to the tourist resort of Siem Reap. The airline operates with an Airbus-320 aircraft. ... ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Cambodia receives 2.54 mln foreign tourists in 7 months, up 4.5 pct

Cambodia had attracted some 2. 54 million international visitors in the first seven months of 2014, up 4.5 percent compared to the same period last year, the latest tourism report showed Friday. Kong Sopheareak, chief of the Tourism Ministry's Statistics and Planning Department, said Vietnam, China, ...

Shanghai Daily News Staff

Cambodia to establish int'l committee for safeguarding, developing world heritage Preah Vihear

ambodia is working with UNESCO to form an International Coordinating Committee for the Safeguarding and Development of the Historic Site of Preah Vihear (ICC-Preah Vihear), Deputy Prime Minister and Cabinet Minister Sok An said Tuesday. Speaking during a meeting with South Korean Ambassador to Cambodia Kim ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Capital clash sees 10 injured

At least 10 people, one a 4-year-old child, were injured in a clash in the capital yesterday when security forces used electric batons to disperse about 300 villagers from Kratie province embroiled in a land dispute with a South Korean agribusiness. The villagers, from Kratie’s Snuol ...

Pech Sotheary

Chinese tourists to Cambodia's Angkor heritage site up 17 pct in first half

The number of Chinese visitors to Cambodia's Angkor Wat temple, one of the World Heritage Sites, has reached 161,700 in the first six months of this year, a 17 percent rise over the same period last year, an official data showed Friday. The data from the ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Hun Sen demands bus lines

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday used the inauguration of the Stung Meanchey overpass to call for the speedy formation of a government bus authority, as the capital eyes two new planned routes and 18 by 2020. During his speech at the site of the approximately $19 ...

Chhay Channyda

Maiden landing at beachside airport

Sihanouk Ville International Airport received its first international flight this week, a landing the industry hopes will open up the coastal resort destination to more foreign tourists. A flight by South Korea-based Skywings Asia Airlines, an international charter carrier, arrived from Seoul on Tuesday. One hundred ...

Post Staff

Direct flights start from Seoul to Sihanoukville

Skywings Asia Airlines completed its maiden voyage from Seoul to Sihanouk International Airport on Tuesday, marking the launch of seasonal direct charter flights between Sihanoukville and South Korea. The new service, which will run from July through August, will connect the beach resort to the large ...

George Styllis

City bus system to get 40 buses, 2 new lines

Phnom Penh City Hall will in September establish two new municipal bus lines after 40 secondhand buses purchased from South Korea arrived at the port in Sihanoukville last week, a city official said. A fledgling public bus system is already in place in the city, but ...

Hul Reaksmey

Passenger arrival at airports up by 10 pct

The number of passenger arrivals at the Kingdom's airports rose to 1.37 million in the first six months of the year, up 10 per cent from 1.24 million visitors in the same period in 2013, according to figures from Cambodia Airports. The figures include both international ...

Hor Kimsay

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